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Juror excused in Guy Heinze Jr. death penalty murder trial, deliberations start over

A juror has been excused from the panel in Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder trial. Judge Stephen Scarlett put a woman alternate on the jury and ordered them to…

After announcing deadlock, Heinze jury resumes deliberations Friday

Having announced a 9-3 deadlock Thursday on the murder charges against Guy Heinze Jr., the jury in his death penalty murder trial nonetheless will keep deliberating. The foreman of the…

Jury deadlocked on murder charges in Heinze death penalty trial

The jury in Guy Heinze Jr.s death penalty  murder trial told Judge Stephen Scarlett Thursday it is deadlocked 9-3 on the eight malice murder and one aggravated assault charges.The foreman…

Some of world’s largest shipping cranes have new Savannah home

Some of world’s largest shipping cranes have new Savannah home

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on  the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which would authorize federal spending for water-related infrastructure projects nationwide. One of those projects…

Brantley residents honored for heroism

Two men who risked their lives when they pulled a woman from a burning car this month have been honored by the Camden County Commission. Ronnie Moore  and Shannon Gibson…

Lonnie ‘Cecil’ Harris, 71

NAHUNTA — Lonnie “Cecil” Harris, 71, of Nahunta passed away late Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following a sudden illness. A visitation will be held Thursday at…

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

“That’s a Confederate soldier,” Tommy Benton says, pointing to a new bronze statue on the square in his hometown. Three years ago, the GOP state representative helped raise $50,000 to…

House could vote today on water bill

The U.S. House of Representatives could vote today on a water authorization bill that, among other things, would move the Savannah Harbor deepening project closer to reality. The Water Resources…

Swainsboro Lady Tigers sweep Brantley in state playoffs

The first round of the state softball playoffs has come and gone with the Swainsboro Lady Tigers sweeping Brantley County at Tiger Field by scores of 8-0 and 9-6. The…

Buzzard battle rages on in Homeland

A dead bird is the latest gambit in the war between the City of Homeland and the buzzards. At a recent meeting, Mayor Austin Hickox informed the city council he…

Charlton County going to grow $$$ on trees

After reaping the rewards of a recent timber harvest on county land, the Charlton board of commissioners is ready to replant and do it over again. At last week’s regular…

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

Realtor burned in four-wheeler crash

A Folkston woman is in critical condition after a freak accident here last week. Pam Nettles Renshaw, a 1980 CCHS grad and local realtor, was severely burned when a four-wheeler…

Port Wentworth police bust 10 in underage alcohol sales operation

The Crime Impact Unit of the Port Wentworth Police Department conducted an undercover operation on Friday to target the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.“The department received several complaints about…

Prosecution rests in Brunswick mobile home slayings trial

Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a coastal Georgia man charged with killing his father and seven others in the mobile home they shared. The Florida Times-Union…

Brunswick murder suspect said ‘I’m gonna kill ‘em all,’ witness says

Brunswick murder suspect said ‘I’m gonna kill ‘em all,’ witness says

Prosecutors on Monday rested their case in the trial of a Georgia man, charged with killing his father and seven other people in the mobile home they shared — amid…

Iraq veterans SpongeBob gravestone removed

An Iraq war veterans towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds.…

Criminal probe launched after students fight in Bacon County

An off-campus fight between high school students last week is now a criminal investigation with the Bacon County Sheriffs Office. WTOC received a video of the fight. Superintendent Dr. Laine…

Wife files suit against officers involved in husband’s death

A wife whose husband was shot and killed by police says he didn’t deserve to die. Tenisha Felio has filed a federal lawsuit against the officers involved in the death…

OPINION: Putting more bite into ethics law long overdue

“It’s possible, if not probable, that Georgia could put teeth into its notoriously gummy ethics oversight system early next year. And under the right (or wrong, depending on one’s perspective)…

Georgia officials to revisit interbasin water transfers

For the first time, the state will have a way to transfer water from reservoirs on one stream and move it to another that is depleted by drought. Environmental organizations…

Spongebob movies wraps up filming in downtown Savannah

The big movie shoot came to end Friday in downtown Savannah. Cars packed up, signs taken down and roads re-opened. For a week and a half Broughton Street was transformed…

‘The Walking Dead’ inspires new convention in Atlanta

Cable TV’s “The Walking Dead” has inspired a new convention, a podcast, and a one-man play. The podcast and Atlanta-based convention are the creations of Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier,…

Telegraph reporter runs with the bulls near Atlanta

It’s over, and I’m dripping red. I’m bruised and throbbing. It feels like someone kicked me in the ribs and punched me in the jaw. People have asked me why…

Cain to local church: U.S. is troubled

Black, white, young and old crowded into the Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs on Sunday to listen to former presidential candidate, the Rev. Herman Cain, speak of…

Memorial Health and Novant join with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville

The move is expected to reduce expenses and improve patient care. Source: Savannah Morning News Georgia Regents University research targets difficult breast cancer Some researchers at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center…

Houston County landfill wins national award

The Solid Waste Association of North America presented the county Tuesday with the Silver Excellence Award for landfill management. Source: Macon Telegraph   “Very good fall color” expected this year Source: Dalton…

UGA out of top 25 list in football rankings

Georgia geared up to make a national title run this season after coming up five yards short from the championship game a year ago.  Source: Athens Banner-Herald Savannah officials call for…

Former Coca-Cola president and wife give $30 million to Notre Dame

The money will be used for the construction of a new building for the international institutes. Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Asama Coldwater Manufacturing Inc. to expand Warrenton plant The automotive brake…

Video: Rep. Kingston speaks on Affordable Care Act

Kingston spoke about the work that still needs to be done in Washington. The debt ceiling has been postponed, but lawmakers have two dates looming over their heads to take…

Veterans fight child predators in new program

The inaugural class of the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Child Rescue Corps has been sworn in; members are former Marine Corps intelligence specialist who will use their skills to help…

Pierce deputy arrested for assisting meth trafficking, denied bond

Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Strickland, 55, was arrested on federal charges Friday for his role in the trafficking of methamphetamine. Strickland had his initial appearance in federal court in…

SEB welcomes Brantley County

SEB welcomes Brantley County

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets spent the first half of the season proving to everyone that they know how to win. This week, fans will get a chance to see how…

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

A Treasure Valley woman bought a home in Nampa, only to find out later that she only owns half of it. She owns the front half of the property, while…

Kingston leads money race for Georgia Senate seat

In the race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat, the fierce competition for donors is underway and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston continues to dominate when it comes to raising money…

Report: Health-care exchange website woes widen

Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is making it difficult to handle even a trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a…

Former Bacon fire chief to fight termination

Former Alma/Bacon County Fire Chief Paul Taylor says he will fight his firing by the Alma/Bacon County Fire Board in a meeting which lasted only about 15 minutes. “I was…

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students in suburban Atlanta school say a dare prompted two students to perform a sex act in a high school cafeteria. A student at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Ga.,…

Lawyer for family of Waycross man shot to death by police says officers used excessive force

Officers responding to a 911 call used excessive force when they shot a south Georgia man to death inside his home, a lawyer for the man’s family said Wednesday. Jack…

Jurors see grisly photos of beating deaths as Guy Heinze Jr.’s trial opens

Jurors see grisly photos of beating deaths as Guy Heinze Jr.’s trial opens

Jurors saw photos and a videotape of blood-splattered walls, a pool of blood on a bed and bludgeoned victims Tuesday as Guy Heinze Jr.’s death penalty murder trial opened. The…

City of Carrollton goes after blighted properties

The demolition requires about two to three hours and costs the city about $300-$400 in actual expenses to tear a small house down. It then costs another $2,000-$3,000 in tipping…

Black women more at risk of poor outcomes from breast cancer

Research has previously shown that African-American women diagnosed with breast cancer had worse outcomes than other women, but recent data showed just how much more at risk they are. Source: Thomasville…

Gwinnett County officials approve fertilizer project at water plant

Gwinnett’s sewage treatment process will soon include a step that will make one byproduct of wastewater into a high-quality fertilizer.Source: Gwinnett Daily Post  …

Valdosta State University gets Christa McAuliffe Award

The Christa McAuliffe award is given to institutions that are able to show their effectiveness in producing Pre-K through twelfth grade learning outcomes; it’s the second time in ten years…

Mannington Mills to add 200 jobs with $50 million investment

Mannington Mills to add 200+ jobs with $50 million investment Mannington Mills is expanding its Madison operation. Source: Morgan County Citizen India-based manufacturer to build plant in Sylvania The Shrivallabh Pittie…

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville A bigger issue than the government shutdown is a lack of leadership in the nation’s capital, said Karen Handel to the Thomas County…

Early County suspects hiding out after attempted home burglary

Three men are still on the run Monday night after a long manhunt Sunday night. The men shot a man’s dog during the attempted burglary attempt at the Early County…

GOP comes to Deal’s defense on ethics

In politics, one of the most important rules is never miss an opportunity to take a shot at the other side. Last month, Georgia’s Democratic and Republican parties attacked each…

BOE attorney takes state post in Atlanta

BOE attorney takes state post in Atlanta

Tracy Altman represents the school board at a recent legal matter. (Photo by Ken Buchanan)…

CoastFest

CoastFest

Face painting was just one small part of the CoastFest experience this year where education and fun were all part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ event held this…

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

BCHS senior charged with felony assault on fellow student

Former Heron football player Dalton M. Chesser , 17, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he was   involved in a fight at the Brantley County High School.…

Move underway to make Glynn Commission chairmanship full-time elected position

Glynn County residents don’t want to pay for a full-time County Commission chairman, but they still might get the chance to elect the chairman rather than have the other commissioners…

Filming in Georgia: SpongeBob cart crash ends with restaurant damage

A member of the film crew for the “SpongeBob Squarepants 2” movie caused an accident Wednesday morning that sent a woman to the hospital and damaged a downtown building, according…

Fort Stewart to hold drive-thru flu clinic beginning Wednesday

The event will be held October 16-17. Source: WTOC-TV Cartersville Medical Center prepares to open new patient floor The orthopedic floor will have a low-key grand opening Oct. 17 for CMC…

Fish plentiful in Ogeechee River, but fishermen wary

The fishkill of 2011 has fishermen wary of the quality of the fish for consumption. Source: Savannah Morning News/Sunday Canada goose hunting season began October 12 The season runs through October…

Ga. Tech-Savannah offers veterans training and transition program

The program takes place today on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Source: WTOC-TV Moultrie Tech gets $3 million grant from U.S. Department of Labor The money…

Sunbelt Ag Expo begins Tuesday

The 36th annual edition of Expo, known as the largest North American farm show that features a field exhibition area, opens on Tuesday and ends Thursday. Source: Moultrie Observer  BioLab to…

Former President Carter says Habitat could give D.C. a lesson

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday that if Washington leaders really want to work together, they could take a page from Habitat for Humanity. Source: Wall Street Journal Government shutdown: SRS…

Audio: 15 years later, where did all the cigarette settlement money go?

So far tobacco companies have paid more than $100 billion to state governments as part of the 25-year, $246 billion settlement. Source: NPR.org/All Things Considered W.W. Law board agrees to move…

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

Fire erupts at Blackshear apartments Wednesday morning

Firefighters battled a blaze at Colonial Homes apartments on Keller Street just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. The unit’s tenants made it out safely, according to emergency personnel. The fire began…

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

FBI looking into ethics scandal with ties to governor

 Channel 2 Action News has learned a state ethics scandal with alleged ties to Gov. Nathan Deal’s office is now under federal investigation. An attorney, who represents current ethics commission…

228 pounds of marijuana found inside van on I-95 near Kingsland

The traffic stop of a fan on Interstate 95 in Kingsland yielded nearly 230 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a Miami man, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said.…

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

Helicopter lands at Glynn stadium to pick up injured Coffee player

An emergency evacuation helicopter landed on the 45-yard line at the Glynn County stadium Friday night to transport an injured Coffee County player to the hospital. Coffee County player Jalen…

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

Auto sales lead port surge In Brunswick

One of Georgia’s largest job creators has had some good news. A rebound in the auto industry propelled the Port of Brunswick to another record year. The port has surpassed…

It’s Oke Fest time!

It’s Oke Fest time!

Charlton Countians and thousands of visitors will be partying — swamp style — in Folkston this Saturday at the 2013 Okefenokee Festival. Unfortunately, the Pioneer Day Celebration activities  and Chesser…

Strange happenings: 7-foot fork found in Statesboro

A huge metal fork reported stolen earlier this year was found propped against a utility pole along a busy highway Wednesday. Statesboro Police Advanced Patrol Officer Justin Samples, the public…

Firearms deer season begins October 19

The wait is almost over for hunters as firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday, Oct. 19 and lasts through Jan. 1, 2014 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern…

Coca-Cola vending machine adjusts price of beverage depending on temperature outside

The Coca-Cola Spain vending machines at water and amusement parks charged three different prices for the product, Limon & Nada, depending on the temperature. For temperatures above 86 degrees, the…

Federal government drama hits Blackshear area

The most visible impact of the shutdown may be at the U.S. Department of Agriculture offices at the Pierce County Ag Building on Hendry Street. Normally a hub of activity…

Parents of Valdosta teen upset over missing organs

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school said Thursday that they have a new reason to suspect signs of foul…

Kudzu bugs plaguing soybean farmers

On average, if left untreated, kudzu bug damage will result in a 20 percent yield loss for soybean farmers, with that figure reaching as high as 60 percent.Source: Moultrie Observer…

Gov. Deal tours West Georgia Technical College

“Even though the facility itself is rather old, they are making great use of it,” Deal said. “The programs that are being offered here are truly the kinds we need…

Japanese auto supplier to build plant in Carrollton

Yachiyo of America Inc. will build a 130,000 sq.ft. facility and employ 200. Source: Athens Banner-Herald • Yachiyo of America to build Carrollton plant Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian  Corrections health care company buys old…

Government shutdown: Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB closed

All museums operated by the Department of Defense were ordered closed Thursday. Source: Macon Telegraph • Video: Inmates paid, guards unpaid during shutdown Correctional officers at the U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta said that…

Tallapoosa to be only Georgia stop on veterans’ Defend Freedom tour

Concerned Veterans for America, a nationwide, non-profit organization, will bring its multi-state Defend Freedom bus tour to Helton-Howland Park at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian Critics speak out…

Georgia Supreme Court: Part of LOST law unconstitutional

The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously reversed in part and vacated in part the state’s local option sales tax law, saying that the procedure used to settle differences violates the…

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

911 calls released in Waycross police shooting

Police have released the 911 calls from the night of a police shooting in Waycross. The female caller told police she needed an ambulance at 1013 Reid Street because her…

Waycross officer says man lunged with meat fork

Jack Lamar Roberson, who was shot to death by Waycross police officers Friday, was lying face down in his home with a meat fork and another black-handled utensil beside him,…

Child hit by truck in Coffee County dies

The child who was hit by a pickup truck in Coffee County has died, according to authorities. Georgia State Patrol troopers say one year old Ke’asia Jackson died at Coffee…

Ohio school fined nearly $100,000 for displaying Jesus painting

An Ohio school was forced to pay a $95,000 fine for displaying a painting of Jesus in its hallway. The case against the Jackson City School District was brought by…

Ware jail officer charged with sexual assault of inmate

Javier Moreno, 25, was arrested and fired Monday on charges of sexual assault against a person in custody and making false statements and writings.…

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

Waycross police say fatal shooting was justified

Waycross police now say the man officers killed Friday was threatening police with a weapon. Jack Lamer Roberson, 43, was shot to death by police officers who were responding to…

Brunswick leaders seek ideas for Mary Ross Waterfront Park

Community leaders and business owners with an interest in the future of Brunswick’s Mary Ross Waterfront Park met Tuesday to start talking about a new plan for the city-owned site.…

Michelle Nunn raises $1.7 million

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn raised more than $1.7 million between July and September, her Senate campaign said Tuesday, a fast start for the first-time candidate. Nunn, who announced her campaign…

Jekyll Island master plan available for review

The Jekyll Island Authority is currently updating its Master Plan, the agency’s guiding document for overall management of the state-owned island known as Jekyll Island, Georgia. The Jekyll Island Master…

Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined

A new study shows that deaths from prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled during the past decade, suggesting that a stronger response is needed. More people are dying in the US from prescription…

Medical Center moving to start graduate medical program in 2014

“Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is taking another step to inaugurate a Graduate Medical Education Program. The Center is hiring Dr. Kevin Johnson as the director of family medicine residency for…

Kudzu bugs a problem for farmers in Georgia

On average, if left untreated, kudzu bug damage will result in a 20 percent yield loss for soybean farmers, with that figure reaching as high as 60 percent. Source: Thomasville Times…

Moultrie Teen Maze shows students consequences of actions

About 270 volunteers took time from their professional and personal lives to give a healthy amount of one-on-one attention to nearly 650 ninth graders during the two-day event. Source: Moultrie Observer…

Jekyll Island’s Oceanside Inn & Suites to be revamped as resort

The hotel will become a Holiday Inn Resort in late spring. Source: Brunswick News Piggly Wiggly in Albany to close its doors Friday 40 employees will be out of work once…

U.S. Rep. John Barrow says Congress will pass a budget resolution if allowed to vote

Barrow said that enough Republican support was there to end the standoff if House Speaker John Boehner will allow a vote that did not include defunding the Affordable Care Act.…

Albany and Dougherty County among those in limbo after LOST decision

As many as 21 Georgia counties and the municipalities located within their boundaries face an uncertain economic future after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts cannot settle disputes…

Bicycle registration bill pulled by lawmakers

Lawmakers backing the bicycle registration bill are pulling the bill after overwhelming outcry from bicyclists from all over Georgia. Cyclists and non-riders from all over Georgia packed the Hall County…

One year child hit by a car in Coffee County

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office says the unidentified girl was playing out front of a small apartment complex on Georgia Highway 135 near the Oak Park Community. An elderly man…

Reward offered for information in Camden murder case

A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the murder of Emily Drury. According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office press release,…

Folkston’s Okefenokee Festival will go on Saturday without the swamp

Saturday’s Okefenokee Festival will be held Saturday without the customary admission to the celebration’s namesake swamp. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge announced Monday the government shutdown has compelled it to…

DA’s office and juvenile court evacuated in Waycross

Office employees stood on the sidewalk as the area was cordoned off while officers investigated the contents of the package…

Waycross paper retracts headline on Saturday’s front page

Written by a member of the Journal-Herald staff, the erroneous headline appeared atop a bylined news story prepared by Journal-Herald Editor Jack Williams III.…

Waycross man advanced with ’2 items used as weapons’ when officers fired fatal shots, chief says

Waycross man advanced with ’2 items used as weapons’ when officers fired fatal shots, chief says

City police officers who shot a man to death Friday fired after the man refused to drop two weapons he brandished and advanced on them with one weapon raised, Waycross…

GBI: Autopsy for Waycross man killed in police shooting scheduled for Monday

GBI: Autopsy for Waycross man killed in police shooting scheduled for Monday

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the autopsy for the man reportedly shot and killed by Waycross Police officers is scheduled for Monday morning at the GBI crime lab in…

Autopsy to be conducted on body of Waycross man killed in police-involved shooting

An autopsy will be conducted early this week on the body of a Waycross man killed at his home Friday in a police-involved shooting, said Russell Mansfield, special agent in…

Police: Georgia fugitive found in Hempstead

Police: Georgia fugitive found in Hempstead

A  man who was being actively sought by authorities in Georgia for allegedly assaulting a police officer was found Friday and arrested, Nassau County police said in a news release.…

Herons fall to Battle Creek Warriors 14-8

Herons fall to Battle Creek Warriors 14-8

Read more in this week's edition of The Brantley Enterprise, Brantley County's favorite newspaper since 1920! (Photo by Lora Able)…

Police arrest man in fatal Brunswick shooting

Police have arrested a Glynn County man in a 2 a.m. fatal shooting about a block from the Glynn County jail and courthouse. Brunswick police arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins, 25,…

GBI investigating police-involved shooting death in Waycross

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing a fatal shooting in Waycross that involved city police officers and a male victim, said Russell Mansfield, special agent in charge of the…

Police arrest man in fatal shooting in Brunswick

Police have arrested a Glynn County man in a 2 a.m. fatal shooting about a block from the Glynn County jail and courthouse. Brunswick police arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins, 25,…

Doctors find way to treat serious gut infections

Canadian researchers have used ‘fecal transplants’ on patients to cure them of C. diff infections after strong antibiotics failed to help. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP Alzheimer’s Radiothon to be held in Rome…

Coastal Georgia butterflies being tagged

The tagging is part of a parasite and migration study. Source: Savannah Morning News Leake Mounds Interpretive Trail opens in Bartow County The 1.5-mile walking trail was developed on Bartow County…

Board of Regents cited for breeding mosquitoes at golf hall of fame site

The governing board was cited for an environmental health violation for standing water at the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens site. What were once raised, brick fountains…

Mannington Mills to expand Morgan County plant

More than 200 new jobs will be created at the plant in Madison, which manufactures vinyl, rubber and porcelain tile, hardwood, laminate, carpet and more. Source: Athens Banner-Herald No sales tax…

Four debates to be held by GOP candidates for John Barrow’s seat

Business Rick Allen and former congressional aide John Stone have agreed to four primary debates. Source: Statesboro Herald  Polk County senior citizen centers to take major hit if shutdown continues If…

Group asks Florida governor to delay lawsuit against Georgia over water

The ACF Stakeholders’ governing board, taking the action at the end of a two-day meeting at Unicoi State Park, asked for the delay until it “has published its recommendations for…

License plates for bikes? Three lawmakers say it’s time

License plates for bikes? Three lawmakers say it’s time

A bill supported by three Georgia lawmakers calls for requiring owners of bicycles used on roads to register with the state and obtain a license plate, or face a $100…

Primitive weapons deer hunting season begins Oct. 12

Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time will have their chance, Oct. 12-18, during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season.   During last…

Avoiding computer meltdowns

When a computer goes haywire and it threatens to destroy all of the files on it  most people panic. Knowing some basic computer care can save your computer from being…

Readers to editorial boards: We don’t care

Readers to editorial boards: We don’t care

Once upon a time, political campaigns cared a lot about landing newspaper endorsements. Strategy memos were hatched, fake editorial board meetings functioning as candidates’ dress-rehearsals were conducted, and policy papers…

Fire destroys city of Savannah vehicle on eastside

A city of Savannah VAC truck was completely destroyed when it caught fire just off a set of railroad tracks on the city’s eastside. Savannah Fire & Emergency Services firefighters…

St. Marys police investigating threats against three students walking to middle school

Police are investigating a report that a man threatened to hurt three St. Marys Middle School students as they walked to school Thursday morning, Camden County School Superintendent Will Hardin…

Police lock down Capitol after shots fired

Latest updates 3:22 PMSuspected reportedly tried to breach White House grounds 3:21 PMSeeing the chase from the Capitol steps 3:16 PMSources: Chase began near White House 3:14 PMPhotos from inside…

Record 14-foot alligator hauled from Lake Seminole

Record 14-foot alligator hauled from Lake Seminole

Most hunters need some good luck to be drawn for Georgia’s annual alligator hunt. Hunter Jim Overman, age 43, of Bainbridge was even luckier as he harvested a new state…

Source: Cobb deputy fired over ties to homicide

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office had fired one of its deputies after finding out he had ties to a woman who’s accused of killing her ex-fiancé. Neighbors on Clifton Road…

Democrat Party staffer suggests Georgia voters less educated

A cardinal rule of politics is never insult the voters. The voters will never put a candidate in office if they believe that candidate feels the people they seek to…

Georgia poll: Shutdown Dems’ fault

Georgians blame Democrats more than Republicans for the federal government shutdown, according to a new poll. But that’s largely a function of the Democrats’ control of two-thirds of the parties…

Police investigating threats, assault of women calling for Obama’s impeachment

Police near Atlanta are investigating an attack on a group of women as they protested on an interstate overpass and carried signs calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. The women…

Obamacare navigators or posers could put people at risk of fraud

The chairman of a Senate committee examining fraud warned today that Obamacare navigators or people posing as them could make Georgians vulnerable to identity theft. Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, met…

Georgia Ports Authority puts up $3 million for Brunswick dredging

Georgia Ports Authority puts up $3 million for Brunswick dredging

  The Georgia Ports Authority board, meeting Monday in Brunswick, voted unanimously to allocate up to $3 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore the Brunswick Harbor…

Okefenokee Festival not canceled by shutdown

Contrary to the rumors swirling around Charlton County, the OKEFENOKEE FESTIVAL HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED because of the federal shutdown. The festival has no connection to, and is not funded…

NASCAR Notebook: Unemployment line might await Nationwide leader

Sam Hornish Jr. is five races away from a possible NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. His reward, however, may be the unemployment line. Hornish has a four-point lead over Austin Dillon…

Poor Sen. Saxby Chambliss: “We’ve got nowhere to eat”

U.S. lawmakers have been deluged by calls from constituents in the past few weeks, urging them to help avert a shutdown or stand firm against the health-care law. Todays callers…

Alma’s new ‘doctor’ investigated by state medical board

Doug Sturlingh of Clearwater, Florida recently relocated to Alma to offer his services as a ”holistic healer”. The Brooklyn native has been busy drumming up business, even advertising in another…

Where did all the Charlton hospital money go?

The recent disclosure that Charlton Memorial Hospital failed to pay over $600,000 in payroll taxes has led to more scrutiny on the medical facility’s other finances — including over $2.6…

Love to write?

The Brantley Enterprise seeks talented feature writers who can also take interesting photographs to accompany their stories. If you’re creative and love to write but disciplined enough to meet deadlines…

Folkston businessman charged with insurance fraud

A Folkston businessman has been charged with insurance fraud after filing claims in the name of unsuspecting policy holders. An investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s…

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What federal government shutdown means for Georgia

More than 77,000 executive branch civilian workers in Georgia could be furloughed if the federal governmentpartially shuts down at midnight on Tuesday. Although the government will not halt altogether, this…

Slave descendants fighting tax hikes on Georgia coast

Residents of one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee communities on the Southeast coast opened new appeals Monday against soaring property values that brought them big tax hikes, fearful they could…

CNN, director cancel Hillary Clinton documentary

CNN, director cancel Hillary Clinton documentary

CNN has decided to scrap its plan to make a documentary about the life of Hillary Clinton. The director, Charles Ferguson, said “nobody was interested in helping me make this…

Margie Lou Guy, 66

September 29, 2013 — Margie Lou  Guy, 66, passed away at her home in Waycross Sunday after a long illness. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday (October…

Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

In this June 28, 2012, file photo Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick protests against President Barack Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington.…

Dozens rally against Chuck E. Cheese in Atlanta

Dozens rally against Chuck E. Cheese in Atlanta

Special needs parents joined a group of civil rights activists outside a Chuck E. Cheese in Smyrna this weekend. The NAACP organized the rally after a father claimed he and…

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves leading GOP charge against Obamacare

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves leading GOP charge against Obamacare

In many ways, the tough spot that Washington finds itself in this weekend is because of Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.). It was Graves who came up with a plan to…

Brantley one of 79 counties designated disaster areas by USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 79 counties as primary natural disaster areas due to excessive rains that began April 1. “Our hearts go out to those…

Man killed in accident at Big Nasty ATV Park

A man was killed in a dirt bike accident at the Big Nasty ATV Park on Godley Road in Bloomingdale. Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said deputies and…

Allegations facing state senator also concern governor

Friday’s unsealing of an 18-count indictment against a state senator may have also struck Gov. Nathan Deal as bad news and not just because the two Republicans have been allied…

Jekyll to resume alligator classes

Jekyll Island officials say they plan to bring back free educational classes on alligators next year after a trial run this summer drew nearly 400 tourists. The island state park…

South Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 9.3 percent in August

The unemployment rate in the Southern Georgia region decreased to 9.3 percent in August, down nine-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in July. …

Friday night scores

Here are scores from Friday football games across the state:…

Dogs and hunters slay wild hog in suburban Atlanta

Tracking dogs managed to chase down and attack a 400-pound wild hog that has been scaring children and adults in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood. After the dogs attacked, a hunter…

Savannah chief retires amid sexual harassment allegations

Retirement comes amid allegations of sexual harassment of officer savannahnow.com.…

Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer pleads no contest in Savannah threats case

Country singer Billy Currington pleaded no contest Friday to a charge stemming from a run-in with a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past his $3.5 million waterfront home. Currington,…

Brantley man charged with theft of three tractors from Sylvania

A Brantley County resident has been charged with theft by receiving after  three tractors stolen from Screven county were recovered here. The tractors, stolen from two Pine Grove Inn Road…